Addictive screen masher Flappy Bird comes to Android

UPDATE: Flappy Bird was removed from the Google Play Store.


Chances are you may have heard of the craze that is Flappy Bird. It has rocketed up the iOS charts, creating a Vine meme of users reacting to their crashing avian avatar in the process. Sure, the name definitely tries to cop some of Angry Birds’ street cred, but it seems just a few taps of the screen has been enough to get users hooked.

The concept of Flappy Bird is simple: tap the display to keep a bird afloat while navigating an 8-bit realm in the style of Super Mario. In fact, gameplay is a lot like old school Mario levels in the air or underwater where mashing a button was the only thing that would keep the Italian plumber afloat.

Apparently the Android version has been made a little less difficult than its iOS counterpart, so perhaps it won’t cause as many social media freak outs, but it will no doubt lure in more than a few, spawning an addiction that might see them tapping their screens in their sleep. That’s fair warning. Flappy Bird is available now as a totally free download from Google Play.

[via Google Play]

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  • Sean Royce

    I find this game fun, but ridiculously hard.

    • Unorthodox

      I don’t know who can call such hard game “addictive”? Uninstall for me.

  • gonk24

    Grabbed it yesterday afternoon. Have a high score of 34 so far. Fun and frustrating at the same time.

  • Red Colored Glasses

    Pretty much the stupidest game ever made.

    • CerealFTW

      I hit 77 last night. Very addicting and stupid

      • UmAlum1990

        77, I thought I was doing well with 20, after pulling out my hair

  • TheHowiie

    This game is frustration at it’s finest.

  • anonymously_redacted

    This game thoroughly blows.


    This game will make you have high blood pressure.

    • Chris Chavez

      It also gave me syphilis.

      • Crickerman

        Eww why are people upvoting syphilis

        • PacMan

          Better than herpes

      • TONY ALDO

        I hope I don’t catch anything reading Phandroid now.

  • Jason Farrell

    Frustrating game is frustrating.

  • Brandal Wagener

    Hit 100 yesterday. I think I’m done

  • Mark Schleupner

    I just wish it would exit when I hit the back button….

  • Max

    wow that was insanely hard, its like an evil jet man with stolen super mario graphics, yes its addicting, but fun? not particularly

  • Chris Chavez


    And by worst, I mean it’s super frustrating and I wanted to throw my phone against the wall xD

  • steveb944

    Forget this game. The gameplay mechanics are just much too random for this to be enjoyable. Hell Temple Run had a longer run on my phone. I’ll let my younger siblings deal with this bird, I’ll stick to my Candy addiction.

  • King of Flappy B

    If you’re tryna up your score, check this:

  • Proud Borracho Latino

    Games too easy it’s like one of those wario ware mini games.